NAD Electronics’ all-new CI 16-60 DSP advanced amplifier, is targeted at high performance distributed audio systems. It delivers 16 x 60 watts at 8 ohms into all of its 16 channels, each pair of channels is bridgeable to 140 watts if more power is desired. The hybrid digital amplifier platform delivers stable and efficient power with high current capability all in a 2U rack space.
The CI 16-60 DSP uses a customised version of the Hypex UcD output stage to deliver great load invariant power with extremely low distortion and noise in the audible range. Every detail of this design has been carefully executed to wring out the best possible performance. Designed to deal with the demands of the custom installation world, the CI 16-60 can handle long cable runs and difficult speaker loads.
The CI 16-60 DSP is an IP-controlled amplifier which allows the installer to configure and calibrate via a web-based user interface. The user interface offers access to multi-channel digital signal processing (DSP) providing detailed equalisation control. A virtual patch bay permits any input to be routed to any, or multiple outputs without the need to create physical connections. In addition, the UI offers insight into temperature and power status, as well as basic troubleshooting functions like power cycling, factory resetting and updating. Rounding out the CI 16-60’s impressive feature set are loop through jacks on all the inputs making it easy to daisy chain sources to multiple amplifiers for larger installations.
“NAD’s CI 16-60 DSP amplifier joins the CI 8-120 DSP and CI 8-150 DSP distribution amplifiers highlighting one of the brand’s strongest features which of course is our amplifier platforms, commented Joe de Jesus, Lenbrook’s Product Manager for CI. The brand has a reputation for rock-solid amplification and a tonal balance that seems to shake hands with virtually any speaker it powers. Our clients can expect the same exacting standard. For example, this new CI 16-60 DSP adheres to the same stringent sonic tests as our best traditional amplifiers. Quite simply, that sonic signature and rock-solid reliability is what separates NAD from the rest.”
Features & details
Platform accessed through IP control
Custom web app manages DSP calibration, IP control and more
16 Channels x 60 Watts @ 8 ohm
Bridgeable – any consecutive channel pair bridgeable to 2 x 140 Watts @ 8 ohm
Renowned NAD sonic signature
Effectively handles long cable runs and difficult speaker loads
Global Input/Output and Individual Channel Input and Output
2U Rack height
0.5W Standby Mode, 3W
12V Trigger In; IR In/Out
Multiple Power-up options as well as Eco Mode
Universal AC Power Supply
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